It’s apparently very common to find mattresses in the streets of San Francisco. Residents who discard their old mattresses normally just dump these on the curb, with other people free to take it. Because it’s a usual sight, it has inspired photographer Amanda Durbin to take photographs of this. According to an article published in The Atlantic, the artist has been doing this since 2009. To date, her photographs has received a following on photo-sharing sites like Instagram, with a hashtag like #nothingreallymattress continually trending.
Here is just a sample of what she photographs, which eventually led her (and her art) to the pages of The Bold Italic, a magazine published in the Bay Area.
You can check many of her photos, most of which definitely have the artistic slant, here.
With dumping mattresses on streets becoming so frequent, it is no wonder laws in California are being pushed to make mattress recycling and disposal a necessity.